Our country and region is currently reliant upon fossil fuels like coal and other high-risk energy sources like nuclear power that endanger our economy, health, security, water resources, and the environment. For too long, utilities and leaders in the Southeast have supported these high-risk, polluting energy sources, while ignoring affordable energy efficiency and clean, water-saving renewables such as wind and solar. With limited resources to invest in new energy infrastructure, the Southeast should move away from high-risk energy choices and instead maximize the potential from energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Residents across the Southeast are rallying behind the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon regulations for power plants, emphasizing a shared commitment to a cleaner future.
Climate science shows we must achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions between 2040-2055 to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed what could be the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from most power plants. The proposal would have vast benefits and should be strengthened and finalized soon.…